MEMBERS of the South West Rocks Rural Fire Service were out and about for Australia Day, but fortunately, there were no fires to fight today.
Instead the four man team from the local brigade were set up in the park across from the Lions Club sausage sizzle, demonstrating their fire fighting equipment and answering questions about the service.
"We try to get out here every year, engage with the community and answer any questions," South West Rocks captain, Ross said.
"We set up the truck, get some of our fire equipment out and let the kids have a play, using the fire hose to put out our pretend fire, and the radios seem to be the favourites."
The light hearted community interactions were a welcome change for the brigade, especially after the Black Summer Bushfires last year.
"We are all loving this rain and cooler weather, we are hoping for a quiet summer," Ross said.
"We were run off our feet last year; our truck was going places it had never been before."
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